Medical research

Research focuses on a new frontier in circadian rhythms

A new frontier in the science of circadian rhythms—whose disruption is linked to major diseases like cancer and diabetes—suggests a previously unknown mechanism at work in our daily biological cycle. In a project supported ...

Sleep apnea

Cognitive behavioral therapy for better sleep

As the sun sets and day turns to night, we find ourselves growing weary, worn out from a busy day. We follow a ritual that leads us down the path to a restful slumber. We power down with perhaps a warm bath, brush our teeth, ...

Medical research

Scientist looks at eating patterns, biological clocks

When you eat could have as much impact on your health as what you eat. That's the conclusion reached by researchers in an ongoing series of papers and studies funded as part of a major grant from the National Institutes of ...

Overweight & Obesity

Study explains what triggers those late-night snack cravings

A study published in the most recent version of the journal Obesity found that the body's internal clock, the circadian system, increases hunger and cravings for sweet, starchy and salty foods in the evenings. While the urge ...

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